When you're dining out, you shouldn't have to worry about putting your health at risk. But certain restaurant violations and food choices could be doing just that. Learn the secrets restaurants keep that could be making you sick and the small changes you can make to protect yourself.
Secret: The louder the music, the more you eat.
Music sets a mood – and it can affect your eating habits. If a restaurant is playing loud music, you feel like you have more energy. That makes you order more and eat faster. It also means you’ll overeat. The problem is you are eating so quickly, you don’t realize you are full. The bonus for the restaurant? You’ll leave faster – helping the restaurant get more customers in the door!
Solution: Keep this in mind the next time you sit down for a meal. Think twice before ordering extra appetizers, extra sides, or the most indulgent item on the menu. Enjoy the music – and take the time to enjoy your meal.